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Old 01-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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Thank You "Flying dutchman" for that tip about bicycle cables. I will look into that. I have had fits with the cables on my Forest River unit. As "Pipeman" stated, my cables were way too long IMO to begin with. I had to completely remove the valves, cable guides, everything to clean and lube all of this and cut the cables so they would not have that big loop in them. And remember--the FR units have enclosed underbelly's, not fun. My next project is to re-locate the valves to eliminate the cables.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #12
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Here is the chemical and also cable luber I mentioned earlier
Take lots of caster oil...should accomplish the same!

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #13
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Take lots of caster oil...should accomplish the same!

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I've heard that stuff would "lube the plumbing". Think ill just stick to the bottle I have for now!
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #14
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Would Geo-Method using the Calgon work?? Seems to slicken the tanks too.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #15
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"Miller Time" how do you get that lube into the cable sheath?????? sdagro I don't think Calgon would work. I use it after every dump but I think it does lube the valves, if you open and close the valve real quick in order to get it on the valve and inside the valve holder, in the open position. I also use laundry detergent(liquid) in the tank. It just aint fun unless something breaks
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It has a little bracket that clamps onto the end of the cable with a hole in it to let you stick the staw in it and squirts lube up the cable. - I used it for clutch and brake cables on our quads when we raced a few years ago.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:32 AM   #17
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...........it was the valve that needed replacing. It would take two weeks to get one in...........
lol, someone didn't want to do the 'dirty' job. Bet they had one on the shelf, if not 2 weeks to get one?
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My V cross has what appears to be solid rods that just exit the bottom sheathing on an angle. Seemed kind of cheesey but maybe avoid this kind of issue. Looks like a cheap, but effective way to do it, unless they hang up on a chunk of road debris.
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